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New Releases

New Releases

From foreign delights to must-see indies and riveting documentaries, some of the best new films show year-round at the Film Society of Lincoln Center.

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50 Years of John Waters: How Much Can You Take?

50 Years of John Waters: How Much Can You Take?

Sep 5 - Sep 14

Over the course of 12 features—six maniacal midnight-movie classics and six subversive exercises in genre revision made on the fringes of Hollywood—John Waters has created one of the most influential and beloved bodies of work in all of American underground cinema. As part of our complete retrospective, Waters will also present a series of films, from British domestic melodramas to Hollywood horror franchises, that, in his words, “I’m jealous I didn’t make.”

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The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them

Sep 8

Writer-director Ned Benson depicts the complexities of a relationship in the aftermath of tragic loss in his epic and enigmatic romance The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them, boldly plumbing the inner lives of a wounded couple (Jessica Chastain and James McAvoy).

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A Tribute to Lauren Bacall

A Tribute to Lauren Bacall

Sep 15

Sultry, chic, and alluring, the late Lauren Bacall epitomized movie-star glamour and film noir backbone. While her most iconic roles paired her with first husband Humphrey Bogart, after his death she found that “being a widow is not a profession” and forged a career rich with comebacks, including her first Oscar nomination at age 72. With her seductive voice and signature “look,” chin held low and eyes cast upward, Lauren Bacall was among the last of the true Hollywood sirens.

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Film Comment Double Feature

Film Comment Double Feature

Sep 16

Film Comment magazine resurrects the lost art of the double feature with monthly pairings of cinematic classics, cult and otherwise. Enjoy two films for the price of one!

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NYFF52 Main Slate

NYFF52 Main Slate

Sep 26 - Oct 12

Join us as North America's second oldest film festival marks its 52nd edition with 17 days of exciting world premieres, award winners from Cannes, Berlin and Venice, retrospective screenings, spotlights on emerging filmmakers, panels, galas and much more!

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NYFF52 Revivals

NYFF52 Revivals

Sep 26 - Oct 12

As Martin Scorsese has put it, there will be no future for cinema if we don’t preserve its past. These wondrous films are in serious need of attention, and each one is here to discover… or re-discover.

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NYFF52 Retrospective – Joseph L. Mankiewicz: The Essential Iconoclast

NYFF52 Retrospective – Joseph L. Mankiewicz: The Essential Iconoclast

Sep 26 - Oct 12

The observations of “the most intelligent man in contemporary cinema,” to quote Jean-Luc Godard in 1958, led to 20 of the sharpest, toughest, wittiest, and most intricate films to come out of Hollywood at its peak. Why pay tribute to Joseph L. Mankiewicz now? Because, to put it simply, Mankiewicz matters—to cinema, and to you.

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NYFF52 Spotlight on Documentary

NYFF52 Spotlight on Documentary

Sep 26 - Oct 12

It’s a commonplace to think of documentary as an add-on to fiction, something extra, and of course nothing could be further from the truth: cinema started with documentary, and it will always be at the core of the art form. These 15 films, so vastly different in outlook and method and tone, represent the best in documentary filmmaking today.

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NYFF52 Convergence

NYFF52 Convergence

Sep 27 - Sep 28

The advent of the digital age has created a “new audience,” people no longer content to be passive consumers of entertainment but active participants in their media. As the traditional lines separating the arts are blurred by stories spanning multiple platforms innovative creators are shaping a bold new art form.

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NYFF52 Special Events

NYFF52 Special Events

Oct 2 - Oct 10

We have a terrific roster of special presentations for this year’s festival—an artful and unexpectedly funny mini-series from Bruno Dumont, two brand new theatrical adaptations from Arnaud Desplechin and Claire Denis, an animated masterpiece from Paul Grimault and Jacques Prévert, the great John Boorman’s sequel to his 1987 Hope and Glory (brought to you by Film Comment), and… Spinal Tap!

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NYFF52 Projections

NYFF52 Projections

Oct 3 - Oct 5

The New York Film Festival’s Projections section presents an international selection of artists’ film and video work that expands upon our notions of what the moving image can do and be. Drawing on a broad range of innovative modes and techniques, including experimental narratives, avant-garde poetics, crossovers into documentary and ethnographic realms, and contemporary art practices, Projections brings together a diverse offering of short, medium, and feature-length work by some of today’s most vital and groundbreaking filmmakers and artists.

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The Met: Live in HD 2014-15

The Met: Live in HD 2014-15

Oct 11 - Apr 27

The Metropolitan Opera's Peabody and Emmy Award-winning series Met Opera: Live in HD is back for the 2014 – 2015 season. Experience the Met live from the stage of the Metropolitan Opera House at the Walter Reade Theater—specially equipped with high definition screens and surround sound!

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